Epicor Kinetic vs. Global Shop Solutions ERP Software

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Epicor Kinetic
Score 7.5 out of 10
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Epicor Kinetic (the name of the former Epicor ERP) presents a wide feature breadth, customizability, and scalability, typical product-centric cloud ERP offerings. It is meant as a single, end-to-end software solution for businesses, and is available on-premise, hosted, or in the cloud as a software as a service (SaaS) solution.N/A
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
Score 6.1 out of 10
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Global Shop Solutions ERP software provides applications used to deliver quality parts on time, from quote to cash and everything in between including shop management, scheduling, inventory, accounting, quality control, and CRM. Available in the cloud or on premise, the solution aims to give its manufacturing customers real-time inventory accuracy, improved on-time delivery, lower administrative costs, increased sales and improved customer service. Headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas includes…N/A
Pricing
Epicor KineticGlobal Shop Solutions ERP Software
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Epicor KineticGlobal Shop Solutions ERP Software
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsMust contact sales team for pricing.
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Community Pulse
Epicor KineticGlobal Shop Solutions ERP Software
Considered Both Products
Epicor Kinetic
Chose Epicor Kinetic
We evaluated a couple of different products. Overall I think that Epicor has similar features to the other ERP offerings out there at this level. The thing that I like the best about Epicor is the tools used to modify the software. Just about every aspect of the software is …
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Epicor KineticGlobal Shop Solutions ERP Software
Payroll Management
Comparison of Payroll Management features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
7.4
13 Ratings
4% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
-
Ratings
Pay calculation7.713 Ratings00 Ratings
Benefit plan administration7.79 Ratings00 Ratings
Direct deposit files6.39 Ratings00 Ratings
Customization
Comparison of Customization features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
7.5
27 Ratings
4% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
4.0
1 Ratings
57% below category average
API for custom integration9.025 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Plug-ins6.022 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
9.0
38 Ratings
12% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
5.0
2 Ratings
46% below category average
Single sign-on capability9.031 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Role-based user permissions9.038 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Reporting & Analytics
Comparison of Reporting & Analytics features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
9.0
38 Ratings
25% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
3.3
2 Ratings
72% below category average
Dashboards9.037 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Standard reports9.037 Ratings3.02 Ratings
Custom reports9.033 Ratings3.01 Ratings
General Ledger and Configurable Accounting
Comparison of General Ledger and Configurable Accounting features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
7.6
37 Ratings
0% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
5.5
2 Ratings
32% below category average
Accounts payable9.035 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Accounts receivable9.036 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Global Financial Support9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Primary and Secondary Ledgers9.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Journals and Reconciliations9.020 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Configurable Accounting9.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Standardized Processes9.019 Ratings4.01 Ratings
Inventory Management
Comparison of Inventory Management features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
9.4
37 Ratings
19% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
4.0
2 Ratings
64% below category average
Inventory tracking9.036 Ratings4.02 Ratings
Automatic reordering9.921 Ratings00 Ratings
Location management9.029 Ratings00 Ratings
Order Management
Comparison of Order Management features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
8.9
40 Ratings
15% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
5.3
2 Ratings
37% below category average
Pricing9.037 Ratings3.01 Ratings
Order entry9.040 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Credit card processing7.219 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost of goods sold9.039 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Order Orchestration9.916 Ratings00 Ratings
Subledger and Financial Process
Comparison of Subledger and Financial Process features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
8.7
23 Ratings
16% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
8.4
2 Ratings
13% above category average
Billing Management9.018 Ratings5.01 Ratings
Cash and Asset Management9.019 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Travel & Expense Management5.713 Ratings00 Ratings
Budgetary Control & Encumbrance Accounting8.914 Ratings00 Ratings
Period Close8.218 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Project Financial Management
Comparison of Project Financial Management features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
9.2
19 Ratings
19% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
5.0
1 Ratings
41% below category average
Budgeting and Forecasting9.015 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Costing8.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Cost Capture10.017 Ratings00 Ratings
Capital Project Management9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Customer Contract Compliance9.09 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Revenue Recognition9.012 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Execution Management
Comparison of Project Execution Management features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
7.6
14 Ratings
12% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
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Ratings
Project Planning and Scheduling7.612 Ratings00 Ratings
Task Insight for Project Managers5.47 Ratings00 Ratings
Project Mobile Functionality7.25 Ratings00 Ratings
Definable Resource Pools7.36 Ratings00 Ratings
Grants Management
Comparison of Grants Management features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
7.8
7 Ratings
5% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
-
Ratings
Award Lifecycle Management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Procurement
Comparison of Procurement features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
8.1
14 Ratings
16% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
3.0
1 Ratings
79% below category average
Bids Analyzed and Compared8.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Authoring9.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Contract Repository7.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Requisitions-to-Purchase Orders Integrated6.08 Ratings00 Ratings
Supplier Management9.011 Ratings00 Ratings
Risk Management
Comparison of Risk Management features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
7.9
3 Ratings
21% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
-
Ratings
Risk Repository8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Management8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Control Efficiency Assessments8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Issue Detection8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Remediation and Certification8.02 Ratings00 Ratings
Logistics
Comparison of Logistics features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
7.3
11 Ratings
8% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
-
Ratings
Transportation Planning and Optimization7.75 Ratings00 Ratings
Transportation Execution Management7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Trade and Customs Management7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Fulfillment Management5.18 Ratings00 Ratings
Warehouse Workforce Management7.76 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing
Comparison of Manufacturing features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
8.6
21 Ratings
16% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
7.0
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Production Process Design9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Production Management9.020 Ratings00 Ratings
Configuration Management9.014 Ratings00 Ratings
Work Execution9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Manufacturing Costs9.020 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Supply Chain
Comparison of Supply Chain features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
9.2
22 Ratings
27% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
-
Ratings
Forecasting9.018 Ratings00 Ratings
Inventory Planning9.021 Ratings00 Ratings
Performance Monitoring9.016 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Lifecycle Management
Comparison of Product Lifecycle Management features of Product A and Product B
Epicor Kinetic
7.6
7 Ratings
7% above category average
Global Shop Solutions ERP Software
-
Ratings
Proposal Management7.44 Ratings00 Ratings
Product Master Data Management7.05 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
Epicor KineticGlobal Shop Solutions ERP Software
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(40 ratings)
4.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Product Scalability
8.5
(15 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
7.6
(14 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Epicor KineticGlobal Shop Solutions ERP Software
Likelihood to Recommend
Epicor Software
Epicor is an excellent system for most manufacturing customers and offers several features previously only offered on the very large (e.g. Oracle, PeopleSoft, etc) level platforms. Yet the pricing is mid-level, and the expandability through additional modules provides a great opportunity for future business growth. The architecture is easily scalable, fast, and offers great options for both on premise and hosted systems. Epicor is flexible, and large enough that regular updates and enhancements continue to be adopted to improve functionality and effectiveness. It is however, not for everyone. Competition in this sector is very good, with several mid-level systems being available at a similar price point. If you are considering adopting a new ERP system and are in the plastics space, you also owe it to yourself and your team to consider IQMS, which is becoming a de-facto standard in this segment. Also, for specific medical sectors, you will find that Epicor software validation for CFR Part 11 compliance can be quite costly-- although the software is capable of supporting this with modification. Overall, Epicor is a solid choice. Ultimately, it will be up to your team to determine what works best for your needs. You won't be disappointed with Epicor if you do the due diligence and take the time needed to properly review and demo the product. Remember though, demos are typically "best case" staged, so be sure to throw several curveballs at your vendor and bring out the unique requirements of your business.
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Global Shop Solutions
We need an all-in-one ERP system, and it suits basic needs. If you are looking to utilize reporting or utilize the CRM you will have to learn to format the information you are able to pull to make it manageable and easier to read. This ERP uses a Crystal Reports system that needs to be converted into Excel or another software program to sort and identify anything. There are a lot of advantages and I am sure the issues we are having are because of how our staff is using this system or has set up this system for our needs.
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Pros
Epicor Software
  • Epicor has the best product configurator that I have seen on the market. This was one of the main reasons we went with Epicor, and have not been disappointed at all.
  • Epicor is also one of the easiest ERP system to learn, and has many ways for users to get training. Epicor University, on-line courses, or class room settings, also user conference every year, and user support groups.
  • The Enterprise search ability in Epicor is great, can find parts, customers, suppliers, etc. so easily. And if you can't remember where a report or task that you want to do is on the menu, you can search for that also.
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Global Shop Solutions
  • We have recently upgraded to the latest version and it moves pretty quick going from screen to screen.
  • It is able to capture labor dollars per work order as well as materials to each job well.
  • You can track the flow of materials pretty easily.
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Cons
Epicor Software
  • Consultants should be very well trained to make sure program integrity is maintained during challenging implementations.
  • There should be an improvement on answering questions raised, especially upon migration issues.
  • When is Epicor aware of improper/incorrect implementation they might proactively offer improvement support?
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Global Shop Solutions
  • The layout is dated and hard to navigate at times. You need to go into different sections to access functions of the system, which can be confusing - this is one of the largest frustrations we face because we need to search for sections that are not commonly used.
  • Updates seem to cause issues with the overall system and it takes several attempts with customer service to get issues resolved. We are behind in our updates because of this. Each update push causes us to shut down because sections then don't work correctly due to patches needing support to completely update them. We were unable to access customer transactions for a good part of the day because of the last update.
  • Errors happen more often than not. We have random errors pop up that cause us to have to close out the system in its entirety, losing any work we have done. We need to restart the system and hope other errors don't populate before we can move forward. Calling customer support is not helpful with this, we are told that these errors happen sometimes. There is not a fix.
  • Part/Router numbers randomly disappear. The Router/Part number will need to be rebuilt before we can move forward. It's frustrating. Again, customer support can not tell us the root cause of the issue.
  • Help section of Global Shop Solutions is not helpful - it has a lot of technical jargon and at times is not easily understood. There are many sections that look to be more IT-based than user-based. Also, there are out of date sections so you might not be able to find what you are looking for. Training modules available for an extra cost.
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Usability
Epicor Software
It is a good service to have people update and collaborate with I also like the ease of it. It keeps the stock of materials accountable
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Global Shop Solutions
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Support Rating
Epicor Software
If the answer to your problem is not readily available in an answer book, your response or solution will take months, if you get one at all. Problems need to be sent to support and duplicated by them before they try to fix it. This is extremely frustrating because you have to prove to Epicor that you are having an issue. If by some miracle you get by this barrier, your problem is submitted to development for review. You can't speak to them or communicate in any way directly. This group appears to be completely unconcerned about user issues or customer service. Our experiences have been negative across the board.
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Global Shop Solutions
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Alternatives Considered
Epicor Software
Everyone at our organization really appreciated "made 2 manage" because of all of the quick access and some of the capabilities in accounting. So far, Epicor is much more advanced but the two can stand side by side. These two programs cannot really be compared just because it's just not fair to compare an on-site server ERP system to a cloud-based one.
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Global Shop Solutions
This works the best for a manufacturing business. Any other type of business, I would look to other products.
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Scalability
Epicor Software
The software is pretty easy to use. Things are pretty clear on how to do them and if you don't know how to do something they have instructions on how to do them or you get an error code telling you exactly what to do. I have been satisfied with my overall experience.
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Global Shop Solutions
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Return on Investment
Epicor Software
  • The ROI can be hard to quantify. We spend more time setting up and entering information up front, but we spend less time than before trying to track project costs so that evens out. Purchasing the system and implementing it was very expensive, but the benefit is the the better information can save money on projects as we know where best to spend our time and identify potential problems earlier on a project. We believe it will have a positive impact, but I'd say it will take a few years (3-4) to be worth it.
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Global Shop Solutions
  • We have used the CRM for the last 9 months to support our sales team. Now we can see interactions, followup practices, opportunities and adjustments in one section. This has allowed us to better service our customers and make sure that followup is done.
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ScreenShots

Global Shop Solutions ERP Software Screenshots

Screenshot of Main MenuScreenshot of Supply & Demand screen in the Inventory moduleScreenshot of Shop Floor Data Collection screenScreenshot of KPI Dashboard